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Scholarships for Veterans

This page provides information on the various scholarship opportunities and education funding resources available for U.S. military veterans and their eligible dependents.




VFW 'SPORT CLIPS HELP A HERO SCHOLARSHIP: Deadline: April 30, 2014. Awards up to $5000.

VFW and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way to say “thank you” to those who deserve it the most! Please see below for full details on the scholarship program and to apply.

See the complete list of 2014 spring semester scholarship recipients here.

Here are the details:

  • Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants
  • Limited to one per family per semester
  • Applications for the 2014 fall semester will be accepted starting January 1, 2014. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2014
  • Scholarships will be awarded for spring 2014 semester beginning January 2014 and for fall 2014 semester beginning July 2014
  • Scholarships must be used by the end of the school semester for which the veteran is applying or they will become null and void
  • Scholarships will be paid directly to accredited schools

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States 
  • Be retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve
  • Have completed Basic Training and follow-on training (Advanced Individual Training, Technical school, etc.)
  • Have a military rank of E-5 or below
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Participate in, be accepted to or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution
  • If selected, authorize the VFW and Sport Clips, Inc. to announce and publish award of your scholarship. If awarded a scholarship, the recipient's name, city, state, photograph and essay may be used for promotional purposes by the VFW and Sport Clips, Inc. without further consent from the recipient 

 Click here to apply online. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2014. 



This Special Native Daughters of the Golden West (NDGW) Veteran’s Grant was the Special Project of Grand President Marilynn Rodrigues, during her 2011-2012 term. The funds for the grants were raised by luncheons, dinners sponsored by Cattlemen’s Restaurants, and donations from our Members. The awards offered are a one-time grant, not to exceed $500. The following is the criteria for application:

All applicants must be on current active military duty or honorably discharged and currently enrolled in an accredited California college, university, or technical school.

To be considered for a grant, applicants must send the following items to the Native Daughters of the Golden West Grand Parlor Office:

The completed application form, attached.

A letter of application written by the applicant, indicating how you found out about this grant and for what purpose it will be used.

A copy of military photo identification.
A copy of discharge papers (DD-214), or proof of current active duty.
Proof of current enrollment in an educational institution.
One letter of recommendation from a responsible person in the community, and/or, a letter of sponsorship from a NDGW Subordinate Parlor, signed by the Recording Secretary and bearing the Seal of the Subordinate Parlor.

The above documents shall be assembled in a letter size folder which may also include copies of clippings and programs of your activities. Send all of the above to the Native Daughters of the Golden West:


Native Daughters of the Golden West
C/O Marilynn Rodrigues
Veterans Grant Project
20044 Midway Road
Tracy, CA 95377


Military Education Scholarships

MILITARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Deadline: TBA. Award: Five bi-yearly $1,500 scholarships.
VA Mortgage is proud to offer five bi-yearly $1,500 scholarships in conjunction with our Military Education Scholarship Program. The process and purpose is simple - many college students currently struggle to meet the financial requirements of pursuing their education, even with the help of financial aid and other scholarship programs. Our scholarships are awarded each year in May and November.

Eligible Applicants Include:

  • Current and prospective ROTC program students
  • Active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college
  • Honorably Discharged Veterans of the US military
  • Sons, daughters and Spouses of Veterans or Active-duty military

Call our Scholarship Director at 314-361-9777 if you have any questions.


VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Deadline: None. Award:$2500. Must be honorably discharged from any branch of the US military or Coast Guard and be enrolled or about to enroll in an entrepreneurial course of study. Completed application packets must include a current resume, academic transcript, copy of military discharge certificate, brief essay of career goals, and two letters of recommendation.For an application visit

For Application and More Information

National Resource Directory

A comprehensive list of scholarships from the National Resource Directory
Click here

Heros at Home Women Veterans' Scholarship

Royal Neighbors of America has a more than 100-year history of supporting women and those they care about. Now, the RNA Foundation is announcing our Heroes at Home Women Veterans' Scholarship Program. Our goal is to help our female veterans give back to their communities by reaching their education goals, making them stronger community leaders as a result. Visit Website


The Fund for Veterans Education

The Fund for Veterans' Education will provide scholarships to help meet the cost associated with higher education for veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001 and who are now enrolled in college or vocational-technical school. Visit Website

Operation Education Scholarship

The Operation Education at the University of Idaho Scholarship is designed to financially assist severely injured U.S. military personnel and/or their spouses with continuing education that ultimately can lead to new life and career opportunities. The program will provide needed resources and support to empower returning veterans and/or their spouses to pursue a degree program at the University of Idaho. Visit Website

Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Visit Website

VFW Military Scholarship

The VFW's Military Scholarship program provides 25 $3,000 scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 deadline. Visit Website

Air Force Association Spouse Scholarship

The Air Force Spouse Scholarship program is designed to encourage Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate/bachelor undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate degrees. Scholarships are awarded in May. $1,000 Stipend. Scholarships may be used to pay for any reasonable cost related to pursuing a degree. This would include tuition, books, and any remaining money can be used to pay for either transportation or childcare costs. Visit Website

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation exists to provide financial assistance to the children of Marines and of former Marines pursuing higher education at accredited universities and colleges, or vocational schools. America's most precious resource is its children, and their development as responsible citizens and civic leaders requires education. Visit Website


Various scholarships for military families. Visit Website

Scholarships for Military Children

The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. Visit Website

SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIORS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS. The (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident. Applications and additional information can be found online

VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.  No deadline.  $2500 annual award.  Must be honorably discharged from any branch of the US military or Coast Guard and be enrolled or about to enroll in an entrepreneurial course of study.  Completed application packets must include a current resume, academic transcript, copy of military discharge certificate, brief essay of career goals, and two letters of recommendation.  For an application, visit


General Military

AFCEA Military Scholarships
AFCEA offers scholarships to students with some connection to the U.S. Armed Forces, either as an active-duty, veteran, spouse or dependent.

College Credit for Military Programs (American Council on Education)
Find out how to receive college credit for your military training and service through the American Council on Education. ACE advises colleges, universities, and students in awarding college credit and providing transcripts for military learning.

David L. Boren Scholarships
The National Security Education Program awards David L. Boren Scholarships to outstanding U.S. undergraduates through a competitive national merit-based process. Each Boren Scholar goes abroad to a critical country to study its language and culture. Awards are for up to one academic year. Boren Scholars demonstrate their merit for an award of up to $20,000 in part by committing to work for the U.S. Government for at least one year.

DAV's Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program
The Disabled American Veterans' Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding young volunteers who give of their time by awarding annual scholarships that may be used to continue their education.

VFW Scholarships
Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary distribute more than $3 million in scholarships and savings bonds to America's youth through the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen contests.

U.S Air Force

Montgomery GI Bill
Air Force reservists interested in a college or trade school education may qualify for financial assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill.

U.S. Air Force Enlisted Education
The U.S. Air Force offers enlisted, officer, and healthcare educational opportunities. Follow the links to the officer and healthcare education pages to see what's available to you.

U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships
Air Force ROTC can help you to overcome the financial hardships associated with college, and when you complete your degree, you’ve got a guaranteed career after school – debt free.

U.S. Army

DUSA Scholarships
The Society of Daughters of the U.S. Army (DUSA) offers $1,000 scholarships to the daughters and granddaughters of active duty or retired Army officers.

U.S. Army Education Benefits
Be a full-time soldier and earn credits towards a degree. Find information about earning money for your education, ROTC scholarships, and repaying college loans.

U.S. Army ROTC Scholarships
Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Institute  
Further your education while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard! The Coast Guard Institute is your education center for: college programs, examinations, financial assistance, and getting credit for your Coast Guard experience.

U.S. Marines

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
NMCRS offers education programs to help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing. Awards are provided solely on the basis of the applicant's financial need.

U.S. Marine Corps
The official U.S. Marine Corps site organizes information and resources for you based on your age and educational level, from high school to college graduate. Discover what is available to help you meet your career goals.

U.S. National Guard

U.S. Air National Guard  
Visit this site to learn about the federal and state benefits that the Air National Guard offers to unit members and their families, including tuition assistance.

U.S. Army National Guard Education Center
Learn about the continuing education opportunities available to you and your family through the Army National Guard, including college benefits, tuition assistance, scholarships, and a variety of other programs.

U.S. Navy


Money for College  
Continue your education with money for college from the U.S. Navy. Options include the Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program, which can pay future officers a salary while they're in college.

Navy College Program  
Earn your degree while serving in the Navy. The Navy College Program is your one-stop educational resource for college prep, financial aid, academic advice, and all Navy college, training, and officer programs.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
NMCRS offers education programs to help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing. Awards are provided solely on the basis of the applicant's financial need.

U.S. Naval Education and Training Programs  
The U.S. Naval Education and Training center offers both enlisted and officer programs. Some highlights include Command Leadership School, Summer Cruise Program and Navy Military Training.

U.S. Navy ROTC Scholarships
Find out about scholarships from the Navy’s ROTC program.


AFCEA Military Scholarships
AFCEA offers scholarships to students with some connection to the U.S. Armed Forces, either as an active-duty, veteran, spouse or dependent.

AMVETS Scholarships
AMVETS annually awards scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education.

Blinded Veterans Association Scholarship
Since the early '80s, Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has offered spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans a chance to continue their education through the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program.

FinAid for Veterans
Summary of student aid programs for veterans and their dependents.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship
To be eligible, applicants must be a child or grandchild (natural, adopted, or step) or the spouse of a Military Order of the Purple Heart member in good standing.

Veterans GI Bill
General information, frequently asked questions, and links to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ education benefits and services under the GI Bill for veterans and dependents/survivors.

Additional Resources

U.S. Air Force  
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Air Force Reserves  
U.S. Army  
U.S. Army - en Espanol
U.S. Army Reserve 
U.S. Coast Guard  
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
U.S. Marines Corps
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy  
U.S. Military Academy, West Point
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Naval Reserve  
U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy - en Espanol
Army University Access Online
Center for Women Veterans
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Military Career Guide Online
Reserve Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
Selective Service Registration


SEE OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS through the Financial Aid Website for more Scholarship Opportunities

Las Positas Veterans First Program
Veterans Office
Tel: 925.424.1571/1572
Fax: 925.424-1574

Office Hours

FALL 2014

Mon: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tues: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Wed: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Thurs: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am to Noon


Veterans Resource Center Hours

FALL 2014

Mon: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Tues: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Wed: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Thurs: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Fri: 9:00am to Noon

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Veterans Calendar

Contact Us

Todd Steffan

Veterans First Coordinator
Office: 1000


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